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5G Contract Between Gov’t And ‘Shadowy’ NextGen Infraco Too ‘Opaque’ – Minority

The minority, led by the leader, Dr.Cassiel Ato Forson, opined that, the latest engagement of government with NextGen InfraCo, lacks transparency and gives room for a plethora of questions.

“The Minority Caucus in Parliament has noted with grave concern the decision by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government to give away Ghana’s 5G spectrum to a shadowy entity, Next Gen Infraco Company Limited for the next 10 to 15 years.”

The minority posited that, the deal given to NextGen InfraCo gives the company exclusive rights to build, own and operate the entire 5G infrastructure network across the country, adding that, all mobile network operators are required to get their 5G network from the aforementioned company.

“Under this deal, Next Gen Infraco Limited has been given the exclusive right to build, own and operate the entire 5G infrastructure network across the country, for the use of all mobile network operators, internet service providers and other interested entities.”

“The press released signed by Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson stated, “It is instructive to note that executive approval was granted by President Akufo-Addo for this sweetheart deal on 22nd August 2023, barely one week after the company’s incorporation on 16th August 2023.This was done through a non-transparent arrangement without any competitive process whatsoever.”

The minorioty asserted that, the contract between government and the NextGen InfraCo lacks value for money.

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“Our conservative analysis shows that the State could have generated up to USD400 million to USD$500 million upfront if the government had opted for a more competitive process. This revenue could have been channeled into critical development projects in this time of economic bankruptcy and excruciating hardships.”

 

 

Source: peacefmonline.com

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